iPhone Is this an undiscovered iOS 9.0 feature? (iPhone 6 only)

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by mactumors, Sep 26, 2015.

  1. mactumors macrumors 6502

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    With the iPhone 6 redesign Apple placed the sleep/wake button exactly opposite the volume rocker. When I would go to change the volume I would often accidentally press the sleep button, putting the phone to sleep.

    With iOS 9, if you press the sleep/wake button at the same time as one of the volume buttons the phone does not sleep.

    Has anyone else noticed this? Can someone with iOS 8 confirm that this is indeed a new feature?
     
  2. rjalda100 macrumors regular

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    Out of sheer curiosity I tested this on a 5s and the same thing happened... I know it was never like that in iOS 8 so I'm guessing it is a new feature.
     
  3. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    Works on the 6s+ too. Pretty cool. Works with both volume up/down.
     
  4. Desi530 macrumors newbie

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  6. Will22 macrumors 65816

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    It is the same on my iP6 on 8.4
     
  7. sassenach74 macrumors 65816

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    Doesn't work for me, still goes to sleep. Unless I'm doing it wrong/misinterpreted?
     
  8. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    iOS 8 did this too.
     
  9. virginblue4 macrumors 68000

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    On the iPhone 6, this did work in iOS 8.
     
  10. leesweet macrumors demi-god

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    Really? I recall putting my 6plus to sleep grabbing the volume and power buttons... So, if not in 9.x maybe it was done late in 8.x and we didn't notice? :)
     
  11. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Uh, what? This is one of my biggest gripes with the iPhone 6. It is DEFINITELY present on the iOS 8, and is incredibly frustrating - I always hit volume when I mean to turn the phone off, and instead it stays awake and turns the volume up. Annoying.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Seems like some people find one way frustrating while the others find the other way frustrating.
     
  13. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    Awesome find. :p

    I still tried it out on my 5s on 8.4.1 and it didn't work. Makes sense for this to be only an iPhone 6 thing.
     
  14. XboxMySocks macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, its one of those 'damned if you do' things, but I don't know... I find its much easier to accidentally do it while you're trying to turn off the phone compared to when you're trying to turn up the volume. Maybe it's just me?!
     
  15. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Am I missing something? First I don't understand what the problem is? The volume buttons are on a completely different side then the power/sleep wake button, how are you always hitting volume instead of power, or power instead of volume?

    And whats the bid deal? So you hit the volume by mistake, then just hit the power button again...
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Depends on how you told the device. Since they are directly across you can hold the device with one hand where some of the fingers are directly across and would get pressed as you squeeze your hand to press the button you want on the other side. The bigger consequence there is the one where you mean to adjust volume and turn the screen off, for example when you are watching something which interrupts it all.
     
  17. J.C macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I'm not getting it either. If I have enough of a grip on the phone to simultaneously press the volume and sleep button then I will already be able to feel which is which and only need to press the intended one.
     
  18. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Squeezing one side of the hand can often apply similar pressure on the other side and thus the button on the other side can be pressed as well.
     
  19. J.C macrumors 6502

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    Ah I see. I'm using a 6 Plus and didn't take notice of the thread title. Sorry, guys.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's been a little while since I've handled a
    6 Plus, but are the volume buttons not aligned at the same height just on the other side across from the lock/sleep button?
     
  21. soniasim macrumors member

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    Wow, I have missed tons of photographic moments just because of this, because I hit the power and the volume button accidentally and the screen went off, before I managed to get a photo! Thanks a lot for mentioning this!
     
  22. J.C macrumors 6502

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    They are but it's a very wide phone and even with my big hands it's not easy to wrap my hand around and press the buttons on both sides simultaneously.
     

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